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10 CENTS A WEEK, NIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 30, 1894. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. 1 I I. 9 . .. H0H0RSPA1D To the Memory, of Heroes of Many Battles, TJy the OldSoldierOrganizations of Topeka. THE VETERANS MARCH Accompanied by Many Citizens to ilWiltc.n HalL Decoration of the Graves at the Cemeteries. The graves of the union dead were decorated in Topeka today, and likewise the graves of the fathers, the mothers, and loved ones of all the people. As is usual, and as it should be, the union veterans of the late war are the men about whom all interest centers to day. The members of the three G. A. R. posts and the ladies of the relief corps and veteran associations were astir early this morning, and Lin coln post hall, the headquarters of the decoration committee was a busy place until 10 o'clock, when the veterans marched to Topeka cemetery to decorate the graves with flowers and do honor to their late comrades who have answered to the Call of the everlasting rolL At Lincoln post hall the ladies of Lin coln circle, of Fort Pillow circle and of Relief Corps 71 met to arrange the flowers to be forwarded to the cemetery and the old soldiers climbed the stairs to be met at the ton with a bright smile and a cheery good itng that made them feel good and glad that they were alive on another decoration day. A button hole bouquet was pinned on the lapel of each grizzled veteran, and the Bons of soldiers were not forgotten. :-ixteeii large baskets of roses were carried up the stairs which, with piles on piles of evergreen and bundles on bundles of daisies, the ladies made into many pretty pieces to be set on the graves of the dead. . The principal fea ture of the decorations was a large monument draped with evergreen, the front of which bore an inscription which reads: ; HOXOll THE NOBLE DEAD THROUGH ; : WHOSE SACRIFICE THE NATION LIVES. Z When the wagons arrived with the flowers contributed by the schoolchildren the veterans and the ladies left the hall and the designated committees pro ceeded to the cemetery, accompanied by a tiring squad from Old Abe camp Sons of Veterans. The Lincoln Post detail which went to the cemetery was in charge of Comrade Henry Laptad and included the follow ing members of the post, II. J. Bevelle, J. V. .Moore, S. P. Thompson, lioss Heed, John Wolff, Wm. Cooper, C. Tillinghurst, II. J. Howe, Geo. Stoker, J. E. Stewart, Sam Garrard, S. P. Madden, J. T. Mc Laughlin, Rev. M. F. Mcivirakan, J. T. Armstrong, II. T. Hedgecock, Robert Clarke, Phillip Sprague, B. S. Bennett, W. W. Denison, 9. M. Lanham, Jerry Biggs, J. C. Gregory, and J. M. Tobias. The ladies of Lincoln Circle who had the decorations in charge were Mrs. Henry Smith, Mrs. A. C. Thomas, Mrs. Mary Bowen, Mrs. Jennie Cart, Mrs. Lydia Roach. Mrs. George Hanley, Mrs. Dr. Black, Mrs. Mary E. Wallace. The committee from Lincoln Circle who went to the cemetery included Mrs. J. C. Langston, Mrs. J. T. McLaughliu Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Staples, Mrs. Wallace Mrs. PUtt, Mrs. Randlett, Mrs. Daily Mrs. Kincaid, Mrs. Archer and Mrs. Wade. The detail from Topeka post was in charge of Comrade George Druce, and included Comrades R. A. Randlett, C. G. Sherer, Wm. Swain, A. Morrison, Wm. Zane, Wm. Pickett, J. McKitrick, W. II. Brigham, J. J. Underwood, S. S. Dixon, Charles Quinche, J. A. Bair and Wm. Hunter. The ladies from Relief Corps No. 71 are Mrs. X. Yolk, Mrs. Flora Sheard, Mrs. Jennie Wilson, Mrs. H. M. Prouty, Mrs. W. II. Homaday, Mrs. II. A. Car uthers, Mrs. J. L. Grout, Mrs. S. M. War ner, Mrs. M. E. VanCleve and Mrs. W. 11 Smith. Fort Pillow post was represented by the following members: S. W. Pasker, Perry Thompson, H. Radford, James A. Lee, A. James, Wm. Sweeney and John Hedge. Fort Pillow circle was represented by Mrs. Mary Page and Mrs. Mary Mar shal. The firing squad from Old Abe Camp Sons of Veterans, was in charge of Ser geant H. J. Washburn, and included L. M. Rehkopi, Bert Rehkopf, S. N. Foote, A. N. Stitt, Will Bowen and F. T. Greene. AT THE CKMKTEKY. Craves of Old Solitler CoTtrcd With a Wealth of .Flowers. The Topeka eenetery presented a beautiful appearance this .morning with all the loads of rlowers that the friends of the dead brought to. place on the graves as a remembrance. " There were many sad sights there as the relatives atd friends arranged the floral tributes. The rain of last night brightened up the grass and Cowers considerably but made it difficult to move about with bedraggling one's clothes. But the people did not mind that; they were intent in decorating the graves . At 10:30, committees arrived at the cemetery headed by a detachment from Battery B. They marched to the square that is owned by the Grand Army posts of the city, where the regular decoration ritual was read. Comrade W. IL Ward con ducted the service, ana Chaplain G. E. Duun offered prayer. There is a monument in the center of the square" on which is the following iiiticrijption; "Honor the noble dead, through whose sacrifices the nation lives." Comrade J. M. Miller stepped forward and said: "I scatter these flowers on this monu ment in your name in honor of those who died for our country. These flowers will wither bat the love they represent will always endure." After this a salute of three rounds was fired by Battery B, and after the closing prayer by Chaplain Dunn, the old soldiers decorated the graves of their dead comrades. There were several express wagon loads of flowers for this purpose aud the graves were made to look very pretty, indeed. At noon today the decorating commit tee and all those who took part in the exercises were served a lunch at Lincoln Post halL AT HAMILTON HALL. Memorial Services This Afternoon Id Honor of the Soldier Doad. At Hamilton hall the following pro- To-day your fairest floral tributes torlngr To tleck the arU where sleep the Nation's brave: In reverent and in patriotio mcod. Make bright, with fragrant bloom, each honored grave Memorial Day, my country loves thee well! Upon thy shrine her offering she lays Of holy joy and fervent gratitude. And crowns thee richly with immortal praise. Elizabeth F. BLAimnro. gramme was carried out this afternoon: Introductory address by Comrade T. H. HaskelL Voluntary by Marshall's band. Song, "America," led by Comrade Fox. Invocation by Rev. A. S. Embree. Song Modocs. Music Bailey's orchestra. Oration Comrade J. B. Johnson. Song Wyatt Sisters. Music Dispatch band. Song Modocs. Original poem Comrade Z. F. Riley. Benediction Rev. A. S. Embree. THE PBOCESSIOX. A Creditable Farnde Witnessed by a Large Crowd of People. This afternoon the annual parade of the G. A. R., the city fire department and secret societies took place. At 2 o'clock the procession formed-on Quincy street from where it march out onto Kansas avenue, south to Tenth street and countermarched to the corner of Sixth and Quincy, where it disbanded, and as many people as could crowded into Hamilton hail to hear the other ex ercises. The parade was led by Chief of Police II. C. Lindsey, dressed in soldier uni form, commanding a platoon of good looking "coppers." The police commis sioners, Messrs. Krauss, Yount and Whit ing, followed the patrolmen marching on foot with Sanitary Sergeant Hudson, and followed by the patrol wagon, which was gaily decorated with flags and flowers, and carried a dozen or more little girls. Chief Marshal Geo. W. Weed and staff followed the police department. Then came Marshall's military band discours ing its best music. Councilmon Holman, Stevens, Burgess and Fellows rode in a carriage and rep resented the city administration. An important feature of the parade was the tire department under the com mand of Chief Wilmarth. All the hose wagons and hook and ladder trucks were decorated with flowers and flags and the horses danced to the music of the musi cians. J. S. Collins and staff headed the di vision of secret societies and he was fol lowed by the uniformed divisions of Odd Fellows'and Knights of Pythias. Then came the orators in carriages followed by Battery "B." The battery was dressed in its best The boys went into camp in the state house yard last night and today at inter vals fired salutes from the big 12-pound cannon. They were mounted in the parade and their gatling gun and 12 pounder were drawn by horses, while the officers were also mounted. The old soldiers formed the big part of the procession and marched, Topeka Post first, followed by Fort Pillow Post and Lincoln Post bringing up the rear, all commanded by Willis Edson. An interesting break in the long col umn of Lincoln post was the miniature cannon drawn by a team of small ponies and carrying two little girls on the am munition box. AT OTHER PLACES. How Decoration Day Ceremonies Toole Place In Kansas Towns. Lawrence, May 30. B'g crowds at tended the Decoration day ceremonies here. The decoration of the soldiers' and sailors' graves occupied the fore noon, and the afternoon exercises were held in South park. The decoration of the graves was con ducted by the Woman's Relief corps, as sisted by the sons and daughters of vet erans. The Methodist choir sang at the graves and the invocation was given by Rev. Ghering, chaplain of the post. A salute was fired over the graves by a de tachment of the Usher Guards. Miss Lena Urech recited a poem. The afternoon exercises consisted of an address by J. II. Lamb of Yates Cen ter, orator of the day, and a speech by J. P. Wallace of North Lawrence, solo by S. J. Churchill and music by Gould's chorus of young ladies. At Newton. Newtos, M ay 30. Memorial day ex ercises took place in East Park this after noon. The programme was as follows: Music, Newton Musical Union; prayer, Rev. Mr. Beatty; music, Newton Male Chorus; oration, Hon. J. M. Simpson, McPherson. The children of the public schools at this point in the programme marched to seats on the raised platform and sang patriotic selections under the leadership of Mrs. Gaston Boyd. G. A. R. ritual service, interspersed with music by the musical organizations present; firing salute, G. A. R. gun squad; decor ation of monument. After this pro gramme was carried out a large process ion moved to the cemetery and decorated the craves. At Emporia, Emporia, May 30.: Decoration day was observed in an impressive manner today. A large procession proceeded to Maplewood cemetery. On entering the gates it marched to the G. A. R. lot, where the W. R. C. placed floral offerings in the urn to the "Memory of the Un known Dead." Flowers were strewn on the grave of all old soldiers by the school children. The regular Memorial day exercises will be held thiirevening at the Whitley opera house. CORBETT IN PARIS. He Makes His First Appearance lie fore a French Audience. Paris, May 30. The coming of "Jim" Corbett to Paris was heralded with big posters bearing his familiar portrait and the words, "Champion Du Mond." The champion came across the chan nel from Dover and arrived at the Grand hotel Saturday night. A crowd of Paris ian sports met Jiim at the sta tion and escorted him to his hotel. The channel trip upset Corbett's diges tion, and when he reachei Paris he was pretty nervous. He spoke well of his reception in England,- although the im pression among Parisians is that the play of "Gentleman Jack" has been under a "frost" in London. "I did not see a hair of Charley Mitch ell's while in London," said Corbett. Jim's theatrical performance, while it was received with plenty of cheer ing, aud the fighter-actor was recalled several times, was rather dis appointing, his nervousness prevented his doing himself justice, and he cut short the bag punching part of the show just as it was getting interesting. MORTON ON A VISIT. Secretary of AgrlcnltVirs Visits the Stock Farms of Kentucky. Washington, May 30. Secretary of Agriculture Morton, Argentine Minister Dr. Zeballos, and William E. Cur tis, of the Chicago Record, leave Washington to-morrow over the Ches apeake & Northern Ohio. Among the stock farms of Kentucky under the escort of Representative Berry of that state. Death of Mrs. Smiddiek. Mrs. R C. Smiddick of Silver Lake, who was fatally injured In a runaway Sunday afternoon .near Vinewood, died yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. She was at the home of her brother-in-law, two miles north of Vinewood. The f aner al will take place from the Elevation church, south of the city, tomorrow after noon at 1 o'clock. The interment will be in. the Elevation cemetery. THIRTY JEARS GOME Since: the Civil War Came to an End, But Decoration Day Still Held in High Resrard. ALL OVER THE UNION The Day is Remembered by the People. Confederate Graves Not Forgot ten in Some Places. Washington, D. C, May 30. Honors to fhe memory of their beloved dead are being paid throughout the country today by - the. .. veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic, and the surviving relatives of those that fell in the great conflict of the sixties. The day and the observance is one distinctively American. Decora tion Day has been one of the fixed "Saint's Days" of the calendar of the new world, and its observance bids fair to be perpetuated for all time. Foreign lands have had their wars and their battles. Their armies have gone through victories and defeat, but in no other portion of the globe does the sentiment of remembrance of those that have died upon the field of conflict at the mouth of the cannon, at the point of .the - bayonet, on the heights and in the trenches find a responsive recogni tion in the hearts of the survivors. There is no decoration day for the heroes of the Crimea, no honoring of the earth under which rests all that is mor tal'of the brave men who fell on both sides of ' Alsace-Lorraine in the early seventies. Even in patriotic old England the names of the gallant six hundred that composed the light brigade are well nigh forgotten, save for the archives of the war office; while the few survivors of that historic charge .are ending their lives in poverty and poor houses, either at home or on this side of the Atlantic. America alone of all the nations of the earth honors year by year her soldier dead, and strews their last resting places with fragrant flowers, while requiems and patriotic hymns ascend to the skies, and the hearts of the rising generation are thrilled with orations breathing love and devotion to the mother country. DID NOT GO ' IS II I NO. Cleveland Attends the Decoration Day Ceremonies at Arlington. Washington, M ay 30. The chief event Decoration day about Washington was the celebration at Arlington, where countless thousands of the nation's dead lie at rest, some beneath marble slabs and in the shadow of the monument to the "Unknown Dead." To this great cemetery the grand army repaired in force. They formed near their hall on Peunsylvania avenue at 10:30 under threatening sky they started on their march for Arlington headed by a con siderable body of the district militia. The old veterans stepped out bravely to the notes of bugles on the march that is getting to be more arduous as the years roll by. The exercises at Arlington began at 12:30 o'clock and consisted of an oration by Representative Jlartin of Indiana, the delivery of a poem by Col. John A. Joyce and an address by Representative Bryan of Nebraska. Appropriate music was furnished by the Marine band and the Grand Army Musical union. President Cleveland witnessed the celebration and listened to the exercises from a promi nent place in the large stand. The floral display in the cemeteries was particularly striking, for in addition to the contributions of individuals and societies, by order of President Cleveland, the whole of the floral wealth of the White House grounds were called by the gardeners and used for the decor ations of soldiers graves. Col. Wilson, the superintendent of pub lic buildings and grounds had so done his part in selecting the choicest bios Boms in the parks for the beautitication of the soldiers monuments, with which the city abounds. On Cranio', Grave. Chicago, May SO. A large number of representative Irish-Americans went to Calvary cemetery this morning and .placed elaborate decorations on the grave of Dr. P. H. Cronin. It was five years last Friday since the enemies of the martyred Irish-Patriot were laid to rest in the presence of the greatest throng ever gathered at a 'funeral in Chicago,and on every succeeding Decor ation day his friends have offered their simple tribute to his memory. Lthsrty Bell Tolled. New York, May 30. From six o'clock this morning, and throughout the day the Columbian Liberty bell, which had been placed in jxwition last night in Madison Square was continuously tolled in recognition of memorial day. The tolling was done in details of veterans of the wars of 1812, 1848 and 18CL Harrison at Columbus. Coicmbcs, O., May 30. Ex-President Harrison was the orator at the Decoration Day exercises in this city, and was listened to by an immense throng. This afternoon he was initiated into the Union Veteran Legion. Ex-Governor Hamilton of Illinois was also one of the speakers of the day. Victims of Cold Mturage Fire. Chicago, May 30. The various lodges of the Knights of Pythias united today in the decoration of the graves in Oak woods cemetery of the victims of the cold storage fire at the fair last July. The funeral ritual of the order was also per formed. PATTISON PROCLAIMS. The Pennsylvania Governor Warns Stri kers Against Violence. Pittsburg, Pa., May 30. Governor Pattison has issued a procla mation in which he admonishes all good citizens and all persons within the territory and under the juris diction of the commonwealth against aiding or abetting unlawful proceedinga and commanding all persons engaged in the riotous demonstrations to forth with disperse and return peaceably to their respective places of abode, warn ing them that persistence in violation will compel resort to such military force as may be necessary to enforce obedi ence to law. GOV. OSBORN AT HOME. He Betarni From His European, Trip and Talks to a Reporter. Ex-Gov. Thomas A. Osborn returned yesterday from his visit together with C C. Baker to the old world, where he has spent the time since. the first of March. Mr. Baker will return to Topeka later on. Gov. Oiborn is full of interesting things about the trip, and to a reporter today he gave the following sketch of his travels: "We left New York February 24 on the steamer Augusta Victoria, and first landed at Gibralter, where we spent part of a day. We next went to Algiers and spent a night in that city, which we found very interesting. "We were a little curious to know whether the representations in the Mid way Plaisance, and especially the dances, were correct and we found that they were. "From there we sailed from Naples and spent several days in that locality in the examination of the ruins of Pompeii and the surroundings of Vesuvius. "We then sailed for Alexandria, pass ing through the Straits of Mes sina, along the coast of Sicily, and we took a look at Scylla and Charybdis. We passed the volcano of Stromboli which was in active operation and pre sented a most startling appearance. We also passed Mount Etna. "After arriving at Alexandria we took a train for Cairo where we remained about two weeks. "Our visit in Egypt was most delight ful. The climate was all that could be desired, the scenery was grand and the hotels as good as the best in Europe, Of course we visited the pyramids and found them all they have been pic tured. We visited the mosques and had rides upon the Nile. "The common people are the most patient, uncomplaining, industrious and temperate people I have ever seen. The wages of a common laboring man are from 7 to 12 cents a day and as he works in the fields, he is so industrious that he never turns around to look at a railroad train as it passes. "From Cairo we took a train for Port Said, at the mouth of the Suez canal. In making this trip we traveled one after noon on the banks of the canal. At Port Said we took a steamer for Jaffa, which is the Joppa of the Bible. From there we took a train to Jerusalum, and re mained several days examining matters of interest in that locality. "From there we took horses for Jeri cho, Dead Sea and river Jordan. While we were at the Jordan we found .upward of 1000 pilgrims from the Greek church in 'Russia who were bathing in the river to wash their sins away. "I didn't go into the river. I didn't think I needed it and was excused from taking a bath that morning. "One thing that struck me as peculiar at Jerusalem was that so many things we have read about in the scripture are so cloje together. You find within the walls of the church of the Holy Sepul cher and within a few feet, Mt, Calvary, where Christ was crucified, the slab where his body was laid out after his crucifix ion and his tomb. Within a few yards of these we came across the sepulcher of our old friend Adam. "The mosque of Omar is within a stone's throw. This is said to be built upon the foundation of Solomon's tem ple. We were shown through the base ment of this mosque, which was once the stable of King Solomon, and held 3,000 camels. "We returned to Europe by the same route we took in going over. From Naples we went to Rome and spent ten days examining works of art and the ruins of ancient Rome. "The Pope was ill and was not visible to any one, so we did not see him. We spent a day in the Vatican and St. Peter's however. "From Rome we went to Genoa where we remained two days. We looked over the home of Columbus and also some other interesting places. We took a train for Nice, where we spent a few days. Monte Carlo is situated near Nice and of course we went there once or twice." "How much did you lose?" queried the reporter. "On that point I ha,ve nothing to say. We didn't break the bank. We didn't even try to break the bank while we were there. "From Nice, we came to Paris by way of Marseilles and Lyons. We remained two weeks in Paris. "We then went to London and received many visits from friends whom we met. On the 14th of this month we were en tertained at Gravesend on board the United States war ship Chicago. We sailed for home on the ltith on the Teu tonic" AT TOPEKA NEXT TIME. The Commercial Travelers Will Visit Topeka in 1895. About thirty Topeka commercial trav elers attended the annual grand lodge of their union at Wichita this week, and re turned flushed with victory, having secured for Topeka the next annual meeting, which will be held May 2 and 3, 1895. Wichita and Hutchinson both made great efforts for the convention and the Topeka delegates received the prize only by a strong and persistent fight. Now that Topeka has the convention the question suggests itself, what shall be done with it? Something of the magnitude of this organization can be realized from the fact that 500 commercial travelers sat down to the banquet tables and 3,000 people danced at the ball. At Wichita it was held in the new auditorium which was built largely through the ef forts of the commercial men, but Topeka has nothing big enough to accommodate them. The local drum mers will see that their guests are amply entertained and taken care of however, and they will be able to figure this prob lem out before next May. BIG SANTATE DEAL A Bonanza With Millions In It lor the Road. A Great Steamship Line to - Asia To Connect the Siberian Trans continental Railway WITII THE SANTA FE. All the Petroleum of the Old World To Be Transported on the Santa Fe Lines. San Diego, CaL, May 30. In connec tion with the current stories outlining the plans of Russian and American capital ists to establish lines of steamers to be operated on the Pacific in connection with the great Russian railway soon to be completed in Vladivostok, it is now as serted here that the principal American port for the steamship company will be at San Diego. It has heretofore been claimed that capitalists there largely interested in the Santa Fe, are closely identified with the Russians in the scheme. Gen. Thomas Sedgwick, San Diego's harbor engineer, gave further information of the scheme today. He states that since August last he has been furnishing the interested parties with technical aud complete in formation concerning San Diego harbor. He had been required, however, to keep the matter secret. Now, that he is free to talk, he gave the substance of a letter recuntly re ceived by him from a triend who is an engineer connected with the land de partment of the Santa Fe. His friend informed him that representatives of the Standard oil and the Russian oil com pany have just leld a conference in Chi cago with Ivan Gavelsky representing the Amoor Navigation company of Vladi vostok, for the purpose of organizing a steamship line between the Russiau port . and San Diego. It is a well known fact that the Stand ard oil company not a great while ago formed a combination with the Russian company for the purpose of controlling the world's supply of petroleum. It is claimed here that it is the plan of these two great companies to , have the western part of the United States supplied from the Russian wells, an undertaking that would in reality be more economical than the present meth od, transporting oil across the conti nent from Pennsylvania and Ohio.. The Amoor Navigation company is owned by the principal owners of the Siberian Transcontinental railroad, which at present handles the greater portion of ' the oil output of the country. The determination of the Oil combina tion to establish a line to America, has evidently caused the Santa Fe stockhold ers to take advantage of the situation of affairs and endeavour to secure the tre mendous traffic which would naturally follow the establishment of such a line of steamships. WHAT WILL IT GET 2 Arlx's Commissary Wagon Will Drive Down Kansas Avenue Tomorrow. "General" "Captain" Artz said at 2:80 o'clock this afternoon that his army of common wealers will march out of Topeka tomorrow morning. Their present plan is to march down Kansas avenue, about 8 o'clock. The wealers will march on foot and their first destination is Law rence. They will have a wagon for the com missary .department aud General Artz says as his army marches down Kansas avenue in the morning, the merchants of Topeka will be given an opportunity to donate enough provisions to last them until they get to Leavenworth. The commissary wagon will be decorated with banners inscribed, "We are going to Washington." Mornlne ISaaehall (an, AT WASHINGTON. Washington 7; Louisville 3. AT PHILADELPHIA. Chicago 12; Philadelphia 4. AT KANHAS CITV. Kansas City 3; Detroit 1. AT BROOKLYN. Brooklyn 6; St. Louis 2. , AT NEW YORK. New York 2; Cleveland 1. AT INDfANAPOLIS. Indianapolis 8; Milwaukee 7. Eight innings were played. AT MINNEAPOLIS. Minneapolis 16; Grand Rapids 12. AT BOSTON. Boston 13; Cincinnati 10. AT O.UINCY. ' Quincy 14; Des Moines 5. AT ROCK ISLAND. Rock Island 18; Omaha L AT BUFFALO. Erie 5; Buffalo 2. AT bPRINGFIKLD. MAES. Providence 6; Springfield 5. POLICE COURT NOTES. The Decoration Day police court docket N today was a small and uninteresting one Forney Welch, a colored tough, and Mrs. D. D. Kitchen, who is no better, were brought in by Officers Carruthers and Summers last night and booked as dis orderly. They put up $10 each as secur ity ana never came back. J. Bean who had a fight with Jim Arterbridge was fined $ 10. Jim Reed got drunk and was entirely too gay on Fourth street and left $5 be hind. Elias Jordan, a colored boy 18 year old, pleaded not guilty to hitting Mrs. . Carrie Johnson over the head with a base ball bat. It was proven he did, however, and he was fined $5. Thia case has been pending a week. Wm. Myer, a German 58 years old, who j is suspected of burglarizing the house ' of Mrs. Richardson was turned over to ' the state authorities.